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Manufacturer expands in Allendale County with $8M project

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A provider of electrical, safety and infrastructure solutions will expand its recently acquired facility in Allendale County with a $7.7 million investment.

Atkore’s investment will add 16 new jobs over the next five years, according to a news release from the South Carolina governor’s office.

Located at 147 Airport Loop in Allendale, Atkore’s expansion includes the addition of three high-density polythene pipe extrusion lines used to produce high-density polyethylene (HDPE) conduit, primarily serving the telecommunications, utility, infrastructure and datacom markets, the release stated. The products will support increased broadband access in rural areas and the expansion of 5G networks.

“We’re proud of the investment to expand our recently acquired facility in Allendale,” Atkore President John Pregenzer said in the release. “The addition of HDPE manufacturing lines will help support our company’s growth, better serve our customers and enable new opportunities for those who want to join the Atkore team.”

With a network of manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide, Atkore delivers a portfolio of integrated electrical product solutions that deploy, isolate and protect a structure’s electrical circuitry from source to outlet, the release stated.

Significant product categories include metal electrical conduit and fittings; plastic pipe and conduit; electrical cable and flexible conduit; and international cable management systems, which are critical components of the electrical infrastructure for a broad array of construction projects and end-markets.

“Today’s expansion announcement by Atkore showcases South Carolina’s commitment to our state’s existing companies and our rural communities,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III said in the release. “We are proud of the success Atkore has found in Allendale County, and we look forward to the significant impact the company will continue to make in South Carolina and around the world for years to come.” 

The expansion is expected to be complete by the end of 2023.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded a $100,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Allendale County to assist with the costs of building improvements, according to the release.

Reach Jason at 864-568-7570.

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